Special Thanks to Steffi for her everlasting support and feedback, to Richard Bentley (vimeo.com/richardbentley) for his willingness to share his vast knowledge regarding software issues, and to Wolfgang Wagner for giving me the keys to his apartments at Princess Tower in Dubai Marina so I could go shoot from that incredible location at any time.
For 'The Lion City', the idea behind the extension of the tilt shift technique is for focus and distance to be something the viewer can experience. It also doubles to communicate the constant heat and humidity that hits you whenever you leave the comfort of air conditioning in Singapore.
Thanks to the following people who helped with this film:
Yan Szu Ong, Singapore National Parks Board;
April Tan, Juliana Tan, Irin Lin & Belle Tan - Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority;
Cheryl Ng, The Ritz Carlton Millennia Singapore;
Jing Han Foo, Singapore Housing & Development Board;
Fulvia Wong, Singapore Flyer;
Ong Jun Wei, National Day 2011;
Steven Tan, Shaw Organisation;
David Phan, P&G Photographic.
LensFlare 35 is a weekly show brought to you by Dave Warner. In this week’s episode, Dave interviews Fine Art & Portrait Photographer Gail Nogle. Put Gail, a camera and people together in a studio or on location and all kinds of things start to happen. She is curious about people and loves usual and unusual settings. But even more, she loves to create an image of her subjects by adding props that say who they are.
Whether staged in her Dallas photography studios, or on location to do a “Day-In-Your-Life” photo shoot, Gail captures the unique moments in the most ordinary of circumstances.
In this episode, Gail talks about her almost exclusive use of FILM, photographing children, fine art photography, how she presents her work to her customers, the most lucrative side of the business, and more.
Larry Graham is truly a major icon in the world of music. He's the innovator of the "Thumpin' and Pluckin" style, which is what musicians call the slapping technique. Graham's innovative style has influenced three generations of musicians ranging from Prince, Stanley Clarke, Bootsie Collins, Flea, Victor Wooten and Marcus Miller.
He's a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member with the group Sly and the Family Stone. Both he and drummer Greg Errico created the unique and authentic group sound that changed both rock and soul to the masses.
Born on August 14th, 1946 in Beaumont, Texas, his mother was a musician and played and traveled all over the country. Raised by his grandmother, he move to Oakland where he used to sing Doo-Wop in groups he created as a teenager. He also developed into to a musician by playing in Mom's trio where Graham dabbled in playing guitar. Due to circumstances beyond his control, one night he was without a organ because of technical difficulties; he ended up renting a bass because he depended on the bottom of the organ sound. From that moment on, Larry developed his unique bass style.
On a suggestion from a listener of Sly Stone's radio show, someone recommended he check out Larry's bass playing. This the same time during the last 1960's when Top 40, Rock, Folk, and Soul music dominated the radio and popular culture. Sly was looking to put together a band of many firsts. One, hire musicians that transcended both race and gender bounds. Finally, bring the masses to it's knees with feel good music with tones of social messages similar to Bob Dylan, Odetta, and Curtis Mayfield. Sly and the Family Stone would dominate the radio, stadiums, and change how music was played and produced.
Graham and drummer Greg Ericco brought a funk and rhythm that was unparalleled in music. He played on the monumental records "Stand," "Hot Fun In The Summertime," "Life," and "Everyday People."
Journalist and interviewer Brian Pace sits down in part 1 of "Larry Graham on Larry Graham" and discusses his musical influences as well as upbringing.